Press releases and statements

The latest statements and media releases from the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are listed below including those from the Catholic Schools Office, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and the Catholic Community Fund.

Please direct any media enquiries or requests for interviews to the Communications Team via email: 

12Jun 2013

More than 450 Catholic high school students to perform in DIOSOUNDS music festival

On Thursday 13th June at 6.30pm, more than 450 school students representing eleven Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, will take part in the annual DIOSOUNDS music festival at…


06Jun 2013

Study into the provision of secondary education

In 2013, the Catholic Schools Office will undertake a study into the provision of secondary education in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle to ensure that the diocese is able to meet the future needs o…


20May 2013

Official Opening of CatholicCare and Zimmerman Services' new offices in Mayfield

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning and Zimmerman Services, the child protection and healing and support agency of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, will celebrate the official openi…


15May 2013

Wayne Bennett to address capacity crowd for Tenison Woods Education Centre

Renowned coach of the Newcastle Knights, Wayne Bennett, will address a capacity crowd on Wednesday 15 May at East Maitland's Therry Centre.   Mr Bennett has agreed to be the guest speaker, in the mids…


10May 2013

Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle announces brand new school to be built at Thornton North!

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is delighted to announce a new Catholic Primary School at Thornton North.   The new school will be a two stream primary school (K - 6) with an eventual capac…


07May 2013

Catholic Diocese announces public screenings of "Breaking the Silence"

A professionally produced DVD about the impact of child sexual abuse titled Breaking the Silence will be screened in Muswellbrook this Saturday and shown to audiences in the Newcastle, Lower Hunter an…


30Apr 2013

Statement from Bishop Bill Wright regarding the Herald report on Newcastle Railway Line

It has been reported today in various media that this Diocese has made a 'submission' to the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure in support of 'truncating' the Newcastle Railway Line at Wi…


18Apr 2013

Grand opening of CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning Maitland office

CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning will celebrate in style the opening of its new office in Maitland next Tuesday 23 April. Bishop Bill Wright of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle wi…


25Mar 2013

New location to provide increased support to individuals, families and victims of abuse

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle’s child protection unit Zimmerman Services and welfare arm CatholicCare Social Services, have moved into a purpose built facility on the site of the former B…


20Mar 2013

Bishop Bill Wright invites the community to the annual Ecumenical Way of the Cross

Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, Bill Wright, is inviting individuals and families from across the Hunter to join him this Sunday from 3pm as he leads the annual Ecumenical Way of…